BEAUTY MUST-HAVES

THE PERILS OF LAYERING + GIVING LESS [email protected]#*S

I like to call this my ZERO [email protected]#*S GIVEN outfit. I started wearing it a lot this winter after Evan challenged me to try caring less (a lot less) about what people think about me in 2017. To which I responded, uh, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?! I am a neurotic freak who gives ALL the [email protected]#*S about ALL the things. To which he responded, uh, EXACTLY!!!! 

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING

Ladies, ever had a day where you feel bloated and completely disgusting? Or a day where you can’t for the LIFE of you find anything at all to wear because nothing, I mean nothing, looks good on you?! Yep. Me too. Wanna know how I deal with it and how you should deal with it, too?! Okay great. Here goes (in case the title of this post didn’t give it away): WEAR ALL BLACK EVERYTHING. You will feel confident. You will look slimmer. You will feel put together. You will look fabulous. You will feel powerful.

GRATITUDE

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope that you are all having some downtime with friends and family. I’m spending this week with my fiance’s family in Virginia and North Carolina (no, it’s not snowing here, but this pic is so very Winter Wonderland) and it’s been really relaxing and low-key. With this side of my family, we decided to do something different this year – a giftless Christmas. And while I’ve missed the excitement of wrapping gifts for people I love and anticipating them opening something special I’ve picked out for them, it’s been SO nice to skip the shopping crowds and holiday sale frenzy. Instead we’ve focused on hanging out, playing games, reading, exercising, walking the dogs, seeing plays, cooking. It’s been awesome! 

HOW TO GET THE HAIR COLOR (AND CUT) YOU WANT …

Have you ever experienced this: you go to the salon so excited to get your hair colored, and you walk out liking it but not loving it because it just wasn’t quite what you wanted? You’re not alone! This happens all the time and the reason why is because YOU, the client, didn’t walk into your appointment fully prepared to ask for exactly what you want.

BACK ON TRACK

Oh, Hi! Readers, Friends and my beloved Community – it’s been over three weeks since my last post. I just didn’t know what to write. All the recent and tragic news we’ve been reading everyday has made it so hard for me to face my blog and talk about things that seemingly don’t matter anymore – to me or the world at large. I mean WHO CARES about the latest mascara I’m loving these days or what I think you should wear to a job interview?! 

ONE-WORD RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017

Happy 2017, Dear Readers! Anybody else thrilled to say goodbye to the wretched year that was 2016?! Many bloggers have written posts that reflect on their favorite moments from last year, but I simply don’t have that in me. It was one of the hardest years – both professionally and personally – of my life, and I don’t want to rehash it for anyone. What I want to do is look forward. Look forward with simplicity and positivity.